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Jeffrey A. Kozak, M.D.Spine Surgery

Jeffrey A. Kozak, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Kozak, M.D.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • ABOS - ORS


  • Undergraduate: Duke University 1978
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 1982
  • Residency: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals 1987
  • Fellowship: London Clinic 1988


  • “Laser Epiphysiodesis Using a Rabbit Model”, Transactions at the 32nd Annual Meeting, Orthopedic Research Society, Volume II, page 161, 1986
  • “Anterior Cervical Diskectomy, Microscopic Decompression and Fusion for Cervical Radiculopathy”, Journal of Spinal Disorders, 2:43-46, 1989
  • “Simultaneous Combined Anterior and Posterior Fusion - An Independent Analysis of a Treatment for the Disabled Low Back Pain Patient”, Spine, 15:322-328, 1990
  • “Rectus Sheath Hematoma After Anterior Lumbar Fusion”, Spine, 16:1377, 1991
  • “The Limitations of MR Imaging in the Diagnosis of Pathologic Vertebral Fractures”, Spine, 16:919-923, 1991
  • “A Modified Technique of Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Femoral Cortical Allograft”, J. Orthopedic Surgical Techniques, 5:83-93, 1990
  • “Mechanics of Acute Stability in Lumbar Interbody Grafts”, Grant submitted, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service (1/91), Resubmitted 2/92
  • “The Sickle Ligament Revisited: Release of the Lumbosacral Ligament Via an Anterior Approach”, Spine, 18:2127-2130, 1993
  • “Interspace Distraction and Graft Subsidence Following Anterior Lumbar Fusion Femoral Strut Allograft”, Spine, 18:2393-2400, 1993
  • “Spinal Tuberculosis” (Chapter in Rehabilitation of the Spine, Science and Practice), Ed. Hochschuler, Cotler, Guyer, C.V. Mosby, pp. 387-390, 1993
  • “The Effect of Operative Position on Sagittal Alignment of the Lumbar Spine”, Accepted: Spine (3/93)
  • “Anterior Lumbar Fusion Options: Techniques and Graft Materials”, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 300:45-51, 1994
  • “Continuous Epidural Pain Management for the Spinal Fusion Patient”, Abstract for The North American Spine Society Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, 1994
  • “Sacroiliac Dysfunction, Natural History and Conservative Management”, Abstract for The North American Spine Society Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, 1994
  • “Comparative Biomechanical Analysis of Anterior Interbody Fusion Devices”, Poster Exhibit at The North American Spine Society Meeting, Minneapolis, October 19-22, 1994
  • “Outcome Factors in the Treatment of Infections in Lumbar Spine Surgery”, Abstract for The North American Spine Society, 1995 meeting
  • “Evaluation of an Ovine Spine Fusion Model”, Abstract for Orthopedic Research Society, 1996
  • “Symptom Magnification with and without Thought Disorders”, Abstract for AAOS 1997 meeting
  • “S.T.E.P.: A Rational Means to Ration Health Care. A Decision Model for Maximizing Outcomes in Spine Treatment”, Abstract for AAOS 1997 Meeting
  • “Outcomes Management through a Spinal Treatment Evaluation Process”, Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 1:15-23, 1997
  • “The Impact of Patient Outcomes on Standardized Outcome Measures from the SF-36” Poster Presentation at North American Spine Society, 1997
  • “Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: Reduction vs. In-Situ Fusion”, Back Up Vol. 2, pp 4-9, 2002

Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Spine Society

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Centers of Excellence


  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Official Orthopedic ProviderTexas Southern University